Daily Archives: February 26, 2018

Deputy Peterson held thing down until SWAT got there. Wanted to make sure SWAT had keys to school

Florida officer Scot Peterson defends response to Parkland shooting 

“Let there be no mistake, Mr. Peterson wishes that he could have prevented the untimely passing of the seventeen victims on that day, and his heart goes out to the families of the victims in their time of need,” DiRuzzo said.

Their time of need was when you tucked you tail up your ass coward. 

The statement quoted Peterson saying that when the gunfire first erupted, he “thought that the shots were coming from outside,” which was why he “took up a tactical position.”

LOL ! What was he going to do ? Call in an air-strike.    

Peterson was the first member of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report the gunfire, DiRuzzo said. He also gave the local SWAT team keys to the building where the shooting happened, drew diagrams of the campus for them, and helped school administrators access security videos, DiRuzzo said

More proof Peterson coward-down or at best a good hunting dog pointing the way.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the shooting, told MSNBC Monday that “everybody’s right to be enraged” at authorities. “They failed my kid, they failed the 16 other people,” he said.

Asked what he thought of Peterson’s response, Guttenberg replied, “I’m sorry, I’m not feeling sympathy for you.”

 

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Janus Vs AFSCME rooted in teacher complains goes before Supreme Court today

Supreme Court to rule on power of public employee unions 

“WASHINGTON — A case the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Monday is likely to deal a crippling blow to unions representing millions of the nation’s public employees.”

“The justices will decide whether state government workers who choose not to join a union must still pay a share of union dues to cover the cost of negotiating labor contracts.”

“The court deadlocked 4-4 on the same issue two years ago in a case brought by a group of California teachers opposed to paying the dues. Since then, conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch has joined the court, and he seems all but certain to provide the fifth vote opponents need to strike the fees down.”

Wow I didn’t know a group of California Teachers (Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al)  charged up this hill before ended in a deadlock leaving a rope line for the next attempt by Mark Janus, child support specialist in the Illinois state family services agency. So it looks like the dynamics of the U.S Supreme court has changed to a more favorable environment for Mark Janus attempt to not be forced to pay union dues. Going to be interesting!

Of course this will be spun as all President Trump’s fault if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Janus. However, as you can see a group of California teachers fired the legal shot heard around the world.

If Supreme Court favors Mark Janus, I don’t think it will have an impact on Delaware local district level school teachers’ association. Though the loss of some union dues could impact the association ability to retain legal council.

I have a hunch if anything, district level teachers will be more than willing to pay their local association dues. I am not sure how this would impact state level teachers’ associations like DSEA? Honestly, I wouldn’t think it is mandatory for local association members be required to join state level associations.  In defense of organized labor, if you want to enjoy the fruits (benefits) secured by organized labor associations negotiation with management then you should pay.